10 days after Metele attack, President Buhari to meet LCBC leaders to tackle Boko Haram

Ten days after the attack by members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, on a military camp in Metele, Borno, that reportedly left about 100 soldiers dead,  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, has announced that he will be “convening a consultation of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) for November 29, 2018, in N’Djamena, Chad.”

He said this in a statement adding that “the objective of the one-day meeting is to review the security situation in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to secure the region.”

The presidents of the LCBC member countries to include Chad; Cameroon; Niger and; the Central African Republic are expected to be in attendance.

The President of the Republic of Benin, who also contributes troops to MNJTF has also been invited.

Meanwhile, as announced earlier, Buhari has visited wounded troops across North East Nigeria who have been “fighting bravely and timelessly to keep our country safe from terrorism and violence.”

“I salute their sacrifice on our behalf. And may the souls of the fallen rest in peace,” Buhari said.

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